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The Philippines national NCD investment (NCDA EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS Series)


NCD Alliance | 09 Oct 2023

The investment approach taken by UN agencies WHO, UNDP, and the UN Inter-agency Task Force on NCDs is crucial in generating needed whole-of-government buy-in as demonstrated in the Philippines. It includes the strengthening of policies and regulations, improving access to health services, and further developing sustainable financing mechanisms.

The Philippine experience shows that investing in NCD responses can generate significant economic and health benefits, illustrating the effectiveness and feasibility of the implementation of these measures in other LMICs.